Alumni

HBS Invite: Koru Careers

Nick Waltner

Jon Siegel

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Seattle

May 29, 2014: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Koru's Story with Josh Jarrett and Dan Levitan

Thursday, May 29, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Koru Office @ 100 W. Harrison, Suite 201
Lower Queen Anne
Corner of 1st Ave W and Republican

 

Where

Koru Office
Suite 201
100 W. Harrison
Seattle, Washington

Driving Directions:

Lower Queen Anne Hill

Event Details

Koru's Story with Josh Jarrett and Dan Levitan

Koru Co-Founders Kristen Hamilton (founding partner at Onvia, COO at World Learning) and Josh Jarrett (HBS '03, former head of Higher Ed Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and McKinsey & Co Consultant) were troubled by two realities. On one hand, employers have little engagement with and influence on traditional higher education. What students learn and experience in college does not necessarily align with what employers are hiring for, and employers have a hard time finding qualified applicants.
What if college students and recent grads could gain the embedded experience, business skills, and network they need to get hired and make immediate impact at leading companies? That was the burning question and idea behind Koru.

This idea attracted the attention of Maveron and Dan Levitan (HBS '83), who launched the venture capital fund with Howard Schultz. Dan has quite an eye for investments and enjoys helping future entrepreneurial leaders—among other things, he sits on the Board of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.

Join us for a fun night as we learn about how two Harvard alums are making an impact and what they've learned along the way. Koru will host the bar and provide appetizers.

Learn more on Koru in their feature on King 5.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

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Deadline: 5/28/2014

Program

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Networking and presentation

Speaker Profiles

Josh Jarrett and Dan Levitan (Speaker), Kour and Maveron

Questions

Nick Waltner, '90 
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